Mike Piazza is in Port St. Lucie on Monday. He said he will be around this week as a guest instructor for the team.
11:05 am: Travis d’Arnaud worked on framing pitches with Piazza today…
D’Arnaud has said on many occasions that he’s long admired Piazza’s ability to frame pitches.
9:35 am: Piazza told SNY that he and Jeff Wilpon had been talking about this for weeks, and he’s glad they were able to make it happen.
“It’s fun to get back in the uniform and be around the clubhouse,” said Piazza. “I feel like I have a lot to teach. Obviously I feel like I got a lot out of my ability when I played. If I could just talk to some young guys and maybe help them advance their careers, it’s very rewarding.”
David Wright added that having Piazza in camp is great for everyone, not just Travis d’Arnaud and the team’s catchers.
9:12 am: Piazza is already holding court with d’Arnaud near the clubhouse.
“It’s a dream,” d’Arnaud said (Vorkunov, Mar. 3), who has said he grew up idolizing Piazza as a baseball fan in California.